A flight attendant has revealed that cabin crew often choose not to adjust to different time zones when they travel.
Dealing with jet lag is one of the downsides of long-haul travel, but flight attendants Kris Major and Allie Malis have learned a number of ways to deal with it.
One of the more idiosyncratic methods is to simply avoid adjusting to the new time zone and carry on as you would at home.
While this may pose some problems for travelers in the country they’re visiting, flight attendants say it avoids prolonged periods of sleepiness after each flight.
Annie told 7news.com.au: “You may only be traveling for a few days, it will cause you to jet lag when you adjust to the new time zone and jet lag again when you come back a few days later.
“So it might help to stay in your home time zone.”
Kris also suggests taking a quick nap on arrival to help you feel better, but cautions against sleeping a lot.
He said, “Don’t just sleep your way through, you’re not helping your own body clock reset your circadian rhythm.”
But the trick isn’t for everyone, as travel experts from viewfromthewing.com claim the best strategy is to adjust to the local time when boarding the plane.
They suggest that from the moment you board, eat and sleep as if it were the time at your destination.
Eating your meals at the times you will be after you arrive can help your body adjust, making it easier for you to get your body in balance.
Other people suggest adjusting to jet lag before even arriving at the airport.
dr Deborah Lee from Dr. Fox Online Pharmacy said: “Change your bedtime to the destination time zone before you travel.
“So, gradually shift your bedtime earlier when flying east, and gradually shift your bedtime later when flying west.”
In the meantime, you can now get pills to help you adjust to jet lag.
And with a designated seat on the plane, you can adjust to new time zones more easily.
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